WORKSHOPS

This year’s workshops continue in the tradition of teaching new skills while having fun and strengthening friendships. You can sign up for workshops online or in-person at a Guild meeting, Payment, however, still needs to be made in person at guild meetings.

We assume you know how your sewing machine works before coming to class. Teachers can’t take class time to teach you how to use it. If you’re not sure whether the workshop will be too easy or too difficult, Carol, Sandra or the teacher will be glad to give you some guidelines.

We are working at arranging some great workshops for you for the 2017/2018 year. We hope to soon schedule process and project classes:

  • Machine quilting – You quilted that with a walking foot / Paper piecing
  • Pre cut projects
  • Appliqué
  • Scrappy quilts
  • Hand quilting
  • Precision piecing – tips and tricks

If you have a workshop idea, please let us know, and stop by our table at our monthly meetings to say hi and see what we have to offer.

Workshop Workshop FAQ

We support our LQS’s (Local Quilt Shops) wholeheartedly and are NOT in competition! We rely on the LQS for their expertise – and their supplies! However, there are several reasons why you would take a workshop through the Guild:

  1. As much as possible, we run the workshops on a “cost recovery” basis. However, when we are lucky enough to have a teacher who is in exceptionally high demand come to our guild, the fees may be subsidized so that as many members as possible may participate – yes, membership does have its privileges!
  2. We try to give budding local designers and teachers the opportunity to expand and hone their skills – and encourage guild members to take leadership roles!  We have very talented members, even if we do say it ourselves.
  3. We like to bring our members together in social situations. How much more fun is quilting when you do it with friends?!
  4. We listen to YOU when planning the workshops, and try to respond to YOUR interests.
Come with a friend! Non-members are welcome. Who knows, they may not be a “non-member” for long!

This is how it works:  members are always given first preference, but 30 days before the workshop is scheduled to take place, any remaining spots are opened to the general public.  If that person is already a member of any other guild (OVQG, Modern Guild, etc.), they pay no extra fee.

Those who are not a member of any other guild are asked to pay an additional $10. This is a new policy, aimed at making new friends across traditional local boundaries.

All workshops this year are held in the Notre Dame des Champs Community Hall, 3659 Navan Road, and go from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

We send you a map and detailed instructions when you register. There is no bus service, but if transportation is a problem, let us know and maybe we can arrange a lift.

You can bring your coffee with you. And bring your lunch too – you won’t want to miss even a minute by having to find somewhere to eat at noon (options in the area are limited)!

Most workshops are only $40 (unchanged from last year), although some are $50 for certain “rock stars” of the quilting world.

The workshops are limited to 12 participants (unless otherwise stated.)

Visit the highly approachable people at the WORKSHOPS table on Guild meeting evenings. Carol Nicholson and  Sandra Baynes will have all the info as well as classroom samples to inspire you. Or email.
When more than the maximum participants per workshop are enrolled, we establish a waiting list, and look into adding another session.

All fees are payable to CTQG when you register (cash or cheques are accepted). Payment is your confirmation of registration. Talk to Carol or Sandra if e-transfers are your thing.

Once you are registered, we are unable to make a refund if you can’t attend. However, we will put you in touch with someone from the waiting list, or you may make arrangements for someone else to replace you. Just keep workshop folks informed. If we are forced to cancel a workshop for any reason, all money will be refunded.

2017-2018 Workshops

Scrap Therapy Workshop – Thursday November 16, 2017

Use up your scrap quilt fabrics to complete lovely baby quilts and even larger lap quilts. Carol Fitz-Gibbon will show you a technique that uses the specially designed fusible interfacing developed by Joan Ford (available at Mad About Patchwork in Stittsville), and will give you some design ideas to help you complete the quilts. Note: She will have the 3 sizes of interfacing available at the workshop at cost.

  • Location: Notre Dame Des Champ
  • Time: 9:30 to 3:30 (Doors open at 9am and out by 4pm)
  • Cost: $25.00 members $30.00 non-members
  • Skill level: Confident beginner to an experienced quilter looking to learn a new technique.
  • Maximum number of students: 16
  • Notes: Bring your lunch or pick something up down the street.
  • Register online or at a Guild meeting.

Precision Piecing -Saturday November 18, 2017 – SOLD OUT

This workshop sold out last year. Precision Piecing will cover basic techniques required to achieve your accurate 1/4 inch seam: how to make seams match, how to make star points pointy, etc.All the tips and tricks will be shared by Michelle Gagne, a very experienced teacher – she has seen and done it all, and knows how to (and how not to) do it again! You will leave the class with a class project the size of a cuddle quilt, which will be a sampler of all everything you learn. As class size is limited, if the demand is there, the Guild will offer this again in the spring.

 

 

 

 

  • Location: Aquaview Community Hall, 318 Aquaview Drive, Orleans (Brian Colburn and Aquaview (10th is closeby).
  • Time: 9am to 4pm
  • Cost: $35.00 members, $40.00 non members Class list will be sent upon registration. Material brought to make quilt extra.
  • Skill Level:  All levels,. Also suitable for more experienced quilters who want to fine tune their techniques.
  • Maximum # of students: 12
  • Note: Bring a lunch.

Pre Cuts Workshop – Saturday December 2, 2017

Sue Shute will inspire us to use our precuts. Charm packs, layer cakes, jelly rolls. Learn how to get creative with these conveniently packaged, coordinated materials. Following a short lecture, we will take two charm packs, a yard of 1 complementing colour and ½ yard of 1 colour for binding to put together a lap-sized quilt top.

  • Location: Notre Dame des Champs
  • Time: 9:30 to 3:30 (Doors open at 9am and out by 4pm)
  • Cost: $25.00 members and $30.00 non members. Plus you will bring your precuts and yardage. Sue will have some charm packs available for sale at the class. Please contact her at Quilting Quarters in Almonte.
  • Skill Level: Beginner to those looking to be inspired with their precut stash collecting dust in the closet.
  • Maximum number of Students: 12
  • Note: Bring a lunch or pick up something down the street.
  • Registeronline or at a Guild meeting

Workshop : Strips and Stars -Saturday February 3, 2018

Victoria Van der Linden will help you create a great random scrappy quilt using up your leftovers: strips are sewn onto waste fabric, then paired with twin stars. OR – you can use up that striped fabric (no sewing of strips) for an easy classic look.
When finished, you will have a quilt that is 64″ x 73″.

 

 

 

  • Location: Notre Dame des Champs
  • Time: 9:30 to 3:30 (Doors open at 9am and out by 4pm)
  • Cost: $25.00 members and $30.00 non members. Class list will be sent once registered.
  • Skill Level: Confident beginner to quilters looking for an excuse to use up stash.
    Note: Bring a lunch or pick up something down the street.
  • Maximum number of Students: 12
  • Registeronline or at a Guild meeting

Precision Piecing – Saturday February 17, 2018 – Registration not open yet

This workshop sold out last year. Precision Piecing will cover basic techniques required to achieve your accurate 1/4 inch seam: how to make seams match, how to make star points pointy, etc.All the tips and tricks will be shared by Michelle Gagne, a very experienced teacher – she has seen and done it all, and knows how to (and how not to) do it again! You will leave the class with a class project the size of a cuddle quilt, which will be a sampler of all everything you learn. As class size is limited, if the demand is there, the Guild will offer this again in the spring.

 

 

 

 

  • Location: Centre Notre-Dame- des-Champs Recreation Centre, 3659 Navan Road.
  • Time: 9am to 4pm
  • Cost: $35.00 members, $40.00 non members Class list will be sent upon registration. Material brought to make quilt extra.
  • Skill Level:  All levels,. Also suitable for more experienced quilters who want to fine tune their techniques.
  • Maximum # of students: 12
  • Note: Bring a lunch.

All Aspects of Applique – Wednesday February 21, 2018

Do you avoid patterns that call for applique because it is “too hard”? Are you curious about the different ways to applique? Come for a day and learn how to do hand and machine methods while working on blocks: needleturn, reverse, fusible, raw edge, freezer paper. Something for everyone!

  • Instructor: Victoria Van der Linden
  • Location: Notre Dame des Champs
  • Time: 9:30 to 3:30 (Doors open at 9am and out by 4pm)
  • Cost: $35.00 members and $40.00 non members. Class list will be sent once registered.
  • Skill Level: All levels.
  • Maximum number of Students: 8
  • Note: Bring a lunch or pick up something down the street.
  • Registeronline or at a Guild meeting

Workshop Name – “I did that with my walking foot?” – 2-day course  Saturday March 17 and 31, 2018

While those who quilt with free-motion feet are busy practicing you’ll be quilting directly on your project just by marking a few lines or guides. The walking foot can be used for more than just stitch in the ditch and straight lines. Irene will show you a dozen designs, all done with the walking foot. We will, of course, start with stitch-in-the-ditch and matchsticks just to get you warmed up, then on to fun stuff using stencils and templates. This is a two day workshop, although you can also attend just one day.

Day 1:
Make a sampler with twelve blocks showcasing the different walking foot designs. We will go through all the designs, you will have a chance to practice on each and then a brief discussion on how to assemble it in the Quilt-As-you-Go method.

Day 2:
Paper-piece a center block of Flying Geese (as per illustration above). Assemble your blocks and center piece in the Quilt-As-You Go method.

You may register for the two days or just one.

  • Instructor: Irene Lafleche
  • Location: Notre-Dame-Des-Champs on Navan Road
  • Time: 9:00 to 4:00
  • Date: Saturday March 17 and 31, 2018 (2 day class)
  • Cost:
    • 1 day: $35.00 members $40.00 non-members
    • 2 days: $60.00 members, $70 non-members
  • Skill level: Confident beginner to an experienced quilter looking to learn a new technique.
  • Maximum number : 12
  • Notes: Bring your lunch or pick something up down the street.
  • Register: online Day 1 or Day 2 or at a Guild meeting

 

 

Owly Design 2017